We learned early this morning that the queen, who was 96 years old, has been placed under medical supervision at Balmoral Castle, her estate in the Scottish Highlands. Liz Truss, the prime minister, is anticipated to speak shortly.
At exactly 5:09 PM, the Royal Family on their Twitter page announced that Queen Elizabeth II has died.
The passing of Queen Elizabeth II, which Buckingham Palace confirmed on Thursday, is both incomparable and unfathomable for Britain.
The end of a figure who served as a living link to the triumphs of World War II Britain, presided over its clumsy adjustment to a post-colonial, post-imperial era, and saw it through its painful divorce from the European Union is also marked by the passing of a revered monarch — the only one most Britons have ever known.
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